Connecting your school to the world.

iX LaunchPad is a scalable, plug-&-play career exploration and micro-internship solution that delivers access to future-forward careers and a network of global partners, taught by industry professionals to deliver real-world experience at its finest.

A track record of success.

Since launching iX LaunchPad in 2021, we are proud to have executed both our pilots and paid programmes successfully.

8 years of success

in education.

200+ students

selected from 84 schools across pilots in 2022.

32% increase in skills

after completing a iX LaunchPad course.

4.6/5 rating

for our teaching teams.

9.1/10 students

are likely to recommend iX LaunchPad to a friend.

7 successful pilots

in six countries on four continents.

Hear from our partners.

Our two sister virtual international schools – Pearson Online Academy US & UK Global – serve an audience that spans dozens of countries and as many cultures.

One common chord among our students is their ambition toward futures as citizens of the world. iXperience helps light their way through engagement with leading professionals and hands-on experiences in fields they might not have otherwise encountered. iXperience sparks our students' imaginations about their own forward paths.

Mickey Revenaugh
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VP of International Business Development | Pearson Virtual Schools

As educators, we’ve seen the gap between education and industry growing larger over the last 40 years.

The ability to apply skills is a measure of how successful a young person will be in the workplace, making micro-internships and work experience essential for students.

It has been a joy working with iXperience over the last six months, and we look forward to the next six years.

Matt Tompkins
LinkedIn Link

Director of Student Employability | GEMS For Life

What can iX LaunchPad do for you?

Scalable career exploration.

Online, live-taught classes taught by industry professionals across the world.

Plug-&-play solution.

We provide the teachers, marketing materials, curriculum, and everything schools need to implement.

Future-forward content.

Developed in collaboration with our network of partner companies, each course is aligned with in-demand, high-growth industries.

Access to our network.

With iX LaunchPad, your school gains access to our deep pool of industry professionals and 200+ partner companies.

What is the value of a micro-internship?

A micro-internship is a glimpse into a potential future career. Most high school students leave school without any real-world experience or knowledge of what their future careers may look like. A micro-internship gives them access to real problems, provided by real businesses, but in a sheltered, tutored class environment.

Explore some of our micro-internship partners.

Axians

Axians is a global information and communications technology company, keeping the world connected through telecommunications, cloud and data centre infrastructure, enterprise networks, digital workspaces, business applications and data analytics, and cyber security.

Investec

Investec exists to create enduring worth for their stakeholders: clients, people and the communities in which they operate. 
Their journey is one of organic growth and strategic acquisitions, from a small finance company in South Africa in 1974 to an international organisation.

iNaturalist

iNaturalist is one of the most popular citizen science data portals in the world. It’s a joint initiative of the California Academy of Sciences and the National Geographic Society. One of the world’s most popular nature apps, iNaturalist helps people identify the plants and animals around them.

Hear from our students.

I have learnt so much this May. I never thought it would be fun as well as informative, I thought it was just another course but I have honestly enjoyed this so much. I met new people and interacted with them it was wonderful.

Aleena Khan

GEMS Our Own English High School

The fact that the course involved a lot of hands-on work rather than theoretical classroom study made it very enjoyable and allowed creative input at different levels. Being able to connect with new people and share expertise in an area of interest made it very engaging.

Bassel Foad

GEMS Wellington Silicon Oasis

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